Back in the 2000’s I purchased this Halloween decoration that uses cicada sounds (Magicicada septendecim Court #2, I think) to create a spooky audio vibe. It’s a dark cloud with spiders hanging from it. Press a button and the whole thing shakes, green lights illuminate the spiders, and cicada sounds play. Gemmy.com made it, but I got it from Target.
November 5, 2022
October 29, 2022
Who knew Spirit Halloween stores (yes, in America we have large stores dedicated to Halloween costumes and party supplies) had Cicada Costumes!?
(yes, this is a meme, sorry to say)
— Cicada Mania (@cicadamania) October 29, 2022
October 16, 2022
Platypleura arabica, the Arabian Cicada, stamp from the State of Qatar:
September 30, 2022
Here’s a short Halloween-themed (orange & black) cicada video for you. It’s just fun — nothing scientific. The video stars Neotibicen linnei, Magicicada septendecim, Neotibicen tibicen, and Neocicada hieroglyphica.
September 27, 2022
A Green Grocer (Cyclochila australasiae (Donovan, 1805)) cicada toy.
Green Grocers are found in eastern Australia.
A cicada stamp from South Korea. I think it’s a species of Platypleura.
September 20, 2022
Here’s my latest eBay find: a Brood X Magicicada septendecim disc golf frisbee. Model GStar Wraith.
This isn’t the first cicada frisbee I’ve seen. Here’s one from Brood VIII.
September 15, 2022
Here’s a photo of the actual stamps. I got them on eBay.
Masked Devil (Cyclochila australasiae) stamp:
More about Masked Devil cicadas:
- Masked Devil aka Cyclochila australasiae
- Ozzie Cicadas: Masked Devil
- Cyclochila australasiae (Donovan, 1805)
Golden Emperor (Anapsaltoda pulchra) stamp:
More about Golden Emperor cicadas:
Sandgrinder (Arenopsaltria fullo) stamp:
More Sandgrinder cicada action:
November 30, 2021
Steve send us this video of his daughter Elena’s Cicada Song. I hope you enjoy it: